Published on March 1st, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett
Doctor Who on iPhone Roundup
Mobile phones have grown up over the last few years. Gone are the days of simply using a phone to make a call or send a text. Also gone are the days when internet could only be accessed from a fixed point at home. You can pretty much organise your whole life from the palm of your hand via a nifty smart phone or a mighty but tiny tablet word processor.
Top of the market right now is Apple, riding high on their sales of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. And with these remarkable products come downloadable applications, or apps. Some are free and other will set you back a small amount of your hard earned cash but al are worth looking at.
Thatâ€™s why weâ€™ve decided to put a handy little guide for our readers of whatâ€™s available on these gizmos in relation to the world of Doctor Who. So, sit back and discover just why you may want to join the Apple revolution…
The following are available on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch unless stated otherwise.
First up is the mighty WhoNews (59p) which contains a wealth of information culminating from various Doctor Who sites including Kasterborous itself! Created by Paul Gee, the application not only collects the latest in news and reviews in the world of Doctor Who for you to easily and guide yourself through but also has a nifty price match system so that you can find out where to shop online for the most affordable Who products.
Once youâ€™ve purchased this, you can use it on multiple devices.
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide (Â£2.39) contains 150 facts on the Doctor Who Universe from its very beginnings right up until the Doctors current adventures.
Want the chance to carry the Doctorâ€™s ultimate gadget, the Sonic Screwdriver, then SonicTool (59p) will let you do just that! Offering eight different variations on the Doctorâ€™s â€œold friendâ€, you can change the tip, the body and the handle to make the ultimate Sonic Screwdriver! With unique animations and 10 different sound effects, this is a quality application although would be better suited for the iPhone or iPod touch to give it that authentic handled feel.
The Dr Who Guide (Â£1.19) covers the show from its return in 2005 up until the most recent special, A Christmas Carol. Packed with synopsis for each story, story arcs, broadcast dates and locations of filming bought straight up on the map locater, this is a must for anyone new to the series or who craves detail in their Doctor Who (which is, letâ€™s face it, most of us!).
Doctor Who: Podshock (Â£1.79) brings you the latest podcasts related to whatâ€™s happening in the world of Doctor Who. Featuring multitude of news, reviews and interviews, this app will have you laughing, crying and gasping all at the same time as you sit back and find out more about your favourite show.
Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time (Â£2.99) is an original action adventure games for the iPhone. IPad and iPod Touch. Featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy, this game will take you all over time and space as you face off against Daleks, Cybermen and Silurians as you visit ancient Incan temples, the tombs of Telos and even a Dalek ship or two! Featuring hundreds of puzzles, music from the show and the ability to play as the Doctor and Amy, this is a must for any Doctor Who fan!
For those who missed it when it was released, SFX have uploaded their latest special edition magazine for you to read through as well. Doctor Who: A Celebration-SFX Special Edition (Â£4.99) is a brilliant look at all things Who. Featuring hilarious episode breakdowns for Series Five and other articles on whatâ€™s to come for Series Six. This is not to be missed purely for the article â€œ100 things we love about Doctor Whoâ€.
Not only are all these apps available but you can also download BBC books straight to your device. Type â€œDoctor Whoâ€ into your iTunes search engine and youâ€™ll be greeted by a brilliant barrage of television episodes old and new, soundtracks all five of the latest series of Doctor Who and the BBCâ€™s audio range!
This is the time to explore the world of Doctor Who via an Apple device. Fire up yours right now and get downloading and if you havenâ€™t got one, then what are you still doing here?! Get to your nearest retailer now and join the revolution!